It Ain’t Over Yet

Rodney Crowell

It Ain't Over Yet - Rodney Crowell -

It’s like I’m sitting at a bus stop waiting for a train
Exactly how I got here is hard to explain
My heart’s in the right place what’s left of it I guess
My heart ain’t the problem it’s my mind that’s a total mess
With these rickety old legs and these watery eyes
It’s hard to believe that I could pass for anybody’s prize
And here’s what I know about the gifts that God gave
You can’t take em with you when you go to the grave

It ain’t over yet ask someone who ought to know
not so very long ago we were both hung out to dry
It ain’t over yet you can mark my words don’t
care what you think you heard we’re still learning how to fly
It ain’t over yet

For fools like me who were built for the chase
It takes the right kind of woman to help you put it all in place
It only happened once in my life but man you should have seen
Her hair two shades of fox tail red her eyes some far out sea blue green
I got caught up making a name for myself you know what that’s about
One day your ship comes rolling in the next day it just rolls back out
And you can’t take for granted none of this shit
The higher up you fly boys the harder it is you’re gonna get hit
It ain’t over yet ask someone who ought to know
not so very long ago we were both hung out to dry
It ain’t over yet you can mark my words don’t
care what you think you heard we’re still learning how to fly
It ain’t over yet
It ain’t over yet I’ll say this about that
you can get up off the mat or you can lay there til you die
It ain’t over yet here’s the truth my friend
you can’t pack it in and we both know why
It ain’t over yet
It’ aint over yet what you wanna bet
one more cigarette aint gonna send you to the grave
It’ aint over yet I seen your new girlfriend
It Ain’t Over Yet

It ain’t over yet I’ll say this about that
you can get up off the mat or you can lay there til you die
It ain’t over yet here’s the truth my friend
you can’t pack it in and we both know why
It ain’t over yet

Silly boys blind to get there first think of
second chances as some kind of curse
I’ve known you for ever and ever it’s true if
you came by it easy you wouldn’t be you
You make me laugh you make me cry you make me forget myself

Back when down on my luck kept me up for days
You were there with the right words to help me crawl out of the maze
When I’d almost convinced myself I was hipper than thou
You stepped up with a warning shot fired sweet and low across the bow
And you don’t walk on water and your sarcasm stings
But the way you move through this old world sure makes a case of angel wings
And I was half way to the bottom when you threw me that line
And I’ll quote you now verbatim. Get your head out of your own behind

It’ aint over yet what you wanna bet
one more cigarette aint gonna send you to the grave
It’ aint over yet I seen your new girlfriend
thinks you’re the living end big old sparkle in her eye
It’ aint over yet

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